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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Leake, Hon. Sir Luke Samuel

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Leake, Hon. Sir Luke Samuel, M.L.C., sometime Speaker of Legislative Council, Western Australia, youngest son of Luke Leake, of Stoke Newington, Middlesex, was born in 1828, and went to Western Australia in 1833, where he became a member of the Legislative Council, and was the first Speaker of that body, holding the position from June 26th, 1872, till his death in May 1886. Sir Luke married, in 1855, Louisa, daughter of the late Rev. Thomas Henry Walpole, vicar of Winslow, Bucks, who married secondly, in 1887, A. R. Waylen, M.D., colonial surgeon, Western Australia. He was knighted by patent in 1876.